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are ininclusive of any one approach. >> could you make a note of that and i believe that vice president fewer chair's the personnel committee and she is not in the room at the moment. make sure that she knows that request was made. >> okay. >> seeing no further comments, you did. >> oh, you did. you did not turn your voice on. >> but i did. >> i am watching it for your light. go ahead. >> thank you. president. i appreciate the acknowledgment. >> so i have heard my colleagues and i have definitely heard the chief of staff commentary and the superintendent commentary. and in the portfolio of requests and how it gets delivered to the sfusd, i just don't think that teach for... and i am ready to support teacher paying for america no
matter how much it is, and no matter how small the amount for something that they need to fix. until they do that, on their own, i just don't want to contribute to them helping us, in this regard. i don't think that they can do it better than we can do it. and i think that we here have the talent to figure out how to help ourselves. and how to help mlk. and i'm actually pretty frustrated with bringing in outsiders to help this particular school which i believe we can find our own talent to do that work. and if we need to put people focused on it, i would like to see us provide that dedicated talent to that particular site and that leadership team. and if we need more time, on
working on that, i think that i would like to see us do that and work towards that. i don't want to give teach for america our money to do what i think that they already need to be working on on their own and when they get it together, then i will be more than happy to entertain a package of how they can help us do some recruitment and retention, teacher refencing for a school like mlk. which i believe is highly specialized needs. and i don't believe that teach for america is that organization, i think that it is sfusd, and i believe that we are that organization. and one year, it does... i think that is the slippery slope for me. because, i just think that it will be easy a year from now, to have a different perspective. and they will be in our schools and it will be a lot easier just to keep it rolling.
and i am hopeful that if they happen to get this contract, that we will be utterly super vigilant, regarding how they partner with us and how they work with our staff. and again, at this point in time, that issue of the ability to retain and promote that retention is just not at the level that i would like to see it for sfusd before we decide to offer them some funds to do that work. >> so i will not be supporting this, thank you. >> thank you, commissioner maufas. >> i am going to call the roll call. >> ly. >> yes. >> logan. >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> mr. haney. >> yes. >> maufas. >> yes. >> mendoza, dr. murase. >> aye. >> wynns. >> aye. >> and miss nor don. >> yes. >> and five ayes.
>> thank you. >> we are going to move on and we previously considered item r earlier in the meeting so we are going to move on to item s. and i was hoping that we could set a record and end this meeting at 7:30, but that is not going to happen, so i want to remind everybody that we could be done by 8:00. and so that said, dr. murase report from the ad hoc committee from august 14th? >> thank you very much. we had five informational items. and we looked at first, the areas of the city with the lowest coverage test scores, and actually, there are a lot of rumors about who takes advantage of ctip one and moment priority and what we found is that actually of those who used this, and for which to the one preference was use and
44 percent was key and 44 percent were african american and so we are reaching the minority families through that preference and so secondly we looked at the trends and the enrollment trends are very positive and we have many more kindergarten families applying to our schools and a very surprising statistic was that we have managed to keep 500 more high school students from either dropping out or rebeating a grade and so it is really very positive news in terms of student retention and secondly, we looked at the enrollment forecast, and third, we looked at middle feeders for bryant elementary and again, webster and because of the closure of the isa middle school, they did not have a feeder school. and the proposal, from staff, is to allow for just the
transition year, and the ability for bryant and webster fifth graders to elect their own middle schools. and so that is the proposal. and we heard an enrollment update and talked about the future meetings. and i just for the interest of those who are in the enrollment cycle currently, i just wanted to point out that students who did not attend the first three days of school were withdrawn, openings were filled, from the wait pool and the wait pool process will end on friday, september 6th. wait pools will be dissolved and no transfer period will be implemented, however, requests for spring transfers will be accepted. beginning november 9th. >> and also another big day in fall, is our public school enrollment fair, on saturday, november second. and our next meeting of the
student assignment ad hov committee is september the 11th. >> thank you, commissioner murase. >> commissioner haney. do you have an announcement? >> i would like to invite everyone to the personnel labor meeting that will be happening wednesday, september 11, at 6:00 and we will be looking at the diversity of our staff here at sfusd. >> thank you. >> go ahead, commissioner wynns. >> i would like to announce the particular date of the budget committee will be the next wednesday, and the first wednesday, which will be the fourth and we do not have a quorum for that evening and so we are postponing that meeting until september 19th. >> and that meeting will be at 6:00 here in this room. thank you. >> all right.
>> superintendent has a brief reminder to the staff on commissioner haney, returning. >> superintendent, i just didn't, there was a bit of chatter, could you say the date for the committee? >> september 19th. not next week, it is postponed from next week to september 19th. >> thank you. >> thank you, president, this is a reminder to all faculty and staff because we know that all students, already live in san francisco, and but, just a reminder that the bay bridge will be shut down tomorrow. and so, we are going to remind folks that tomorrow evening the bay bridge will be shut down and so start making your plans to get here school will be in session on wednesday, thursday, and friday. and again, we know that all students already live in san francisco and that is not a certain but for the staff members a commute, but we want to just remind you. >> thank you, superintendent. >> commissioner haney do you have a report from the rules
committee? >> i will give it a shot. after checking with the members about what exactly occurred. >> and so it is pulled from the rules policy and legislation committee on august 21st. we heard a legislative overview, and heard a bit about the latest with the lcsf and the budget and the next steps and some of the conversations that are happening at the state level and an update on the bills and a number of them were signed and we were happy about that clearly because of the power in sacramento. and i number of others are considered and we are putting out alerts and letters and stufp and continuing to follow up on those. and we then had a number of board policies that were heard and that is where the conversation was figured out where the next steps are on those. and we pulled the board policy 4040 so that was not heard. and there is additional questions that are being addressed. and it is going to come back to
rules. board policy 5166, 1342, and 6173, and 1220, all of those will come back for the first reading, i think that it was our understanding of the next step and there was a lot of conversation in particular about board policy 1220 that relates to the citizen advisory committees and the resolution of that in the next step is that we want to have that policy more in line with the policy that we already adopted around advisory committees and so, making sure that it reflects, the way that we want our members to be appointed to the committees and so, right now, we are having our folks, and our staff put together a policy that reflects that and so that is the neblgt step and we will have that come forward in the first reading and i think that it will change the way that the folks are appointed in particular to the qtea and oversight committee. that is my best to answer the questions if people have them. >> could i just clarify what you said with your permission? >> sure.
>> only because we actually, and the only thing that you mentioned that i just wanted to highlight is that the board actually what we discovered when we started talking about this and beginning to is that the board policy 1220 is comprehensive and gives the staff a lot of direction about what we want in terms of the composition of our advisory committee and how it should be appointed and there are a few that either because they are mandated under the law or because we created them in the board policies, diverge from that, some what? that my understanding of our discussion at the meeting was that we directed the staff to sort of figure out how do we in the cases where it is not contradicted by a mandate of some sort, is to try to get more in line with our own policy because once we reviewed it in more depth it actually gave the guideness that all of us said that we wanted at the previous meeting about the qtea and so the path is one of those
that sort of diverges right now and so i want to talk to williams about that and i have motioned to her and we will be talking about that. and thank you for letting me clarify that. >> and if i may add to your commentary. >> and also many of our committees that actually did not follow that policy that we already have created, were done, really right after the election cycle. and so, that in understanding it just to give an appointment policy for the supportive committee to something that was passed right at that time and we could really get the work up and rolling and running. and we found that they didn't, meet the standard of our own board policy and so again, as the staff has now been directed to look at the board policy and hopefully going forward we will follow it on the hills of an election cycle in creating the committees. >> to add one thing that i should have included as well. it is not just about the
appointments and another thing that we discussed was the term units and making sure that we have term limit and that we are notifying the people on the committees who will need to step off and have the new appointments. >> remember that we just because we actually know that we have at least one advisory committee appointed by board members with a lot of vacantcy and it will by the time that all of people who are chosen today are notified there will not be a quorum and there will be fewer members than constitutes the quorum and so we asked the staff to help us to provide us with the names of people, and that might be interested or places that we might go to look for appointee and actually, it will be good if the staff were told, in those departments that we are looking for appointtees so they can help us with their knowledge and experience. >> and as, and in specifically the bilingual council and so anybody who is listening and wants to be appointed we are looking for people.
always for all of our committees. but in particular we would like appointment for that. >> okay, yes, dr. murase. >> i wanted to announce that on september 9th, the curriculum and program committee will be meeting, we are going to go through the standing item moving forward on the waiver and just an update at the committee. and we will be talking about human trafficking as an issue, and jrotc, it was a review done in 2008 of curriculum issues and so we will have a discussion of that and so i just wanted a clarification and we will be talking about the apg resolution on that committee meeting? >> yeah. >> okay. >> and then, one of the clarifications, because, your resolution, i believe was founded into the discussion that we are going to have of the committee of the whole on the third and it was referred to appointing to the whole and
not the curriculum committee? >> yeah. >> and that is... that was not my understanding, but, we can figure it out. we have been planning, with bill san did her son to have it on september ninth of the curriculum committee and is teams to me that it was the committee of the whole. >> so, mr. steel, can you sort this out for us? and advice the board in writing? yes, it is going to be discussed with the committee of a whole.. and then one other point of clarification, and the ad hoc committee had been planning to meet on september the 11th, which conflicts with this personnel committee meeting. so we will need to work that out. >> okay. >> we will... >> yes. >> we had original appointment for the 12th and the 11th but we will check the calendar. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> do you want to talk about this of the committee of the whole. and there will be a committee of the whole on september third at 6:00 in this room and we
will be discussing the superintendent proposal to lower the graduation requirements for the (inaudible) county schools and 50 elective credits to ten. and so that will, that we already are introduced that is for the first reading and we will be hearing that at the committee meeting of the whole. thank you. >> and i have another announcement that i would like to tell the public about, we have something very cool going on at sfusd and i am proud to share this with you, and our student family support has launched its own practice website and i have seen it and it is quite fabulous and everyone should go. and this is to go to that website and this is the address and www.healthier sf dot org slash restorative practices and i think that you will be awed by what you see as i was, and everyone in the public. and to choose this at that web
site. thank you. >> and thank you. yes, commissioner murase and then commissioner... >> and just one announcement about the ed match tech saavy hunt. they encourage them to match the frunds raised at schools and distributes the funds to all of the cities schools on a per student basis and on september the 29th, they will be doing a fund-raising, hunt in civic center beginning at 12:30 to six. >> thank you. >> i just wanted to say that i have the opportunity to talk to some people who are professionals in the education professions world, and they have on two occasions independently and complimented me on the district's website. and on the particularly in it and we know because we have had
this, acknowledged by national organizations but particularly the openness, and transparency through that perspective and so i just wanted to pass on those compliments and the congratulations to the district. >> commissioner maufas? >> i just wanted to announce that yesterday evening i had a wonderful, time with several district staff in the bay view zone with dr. leslie wong and really talking about how sf usd partnered so well with san francisco state university. and really yesterday's conversation was focusing on our african american, community members, and really our african student population and how we can work together. and it was so candid and so informative, and i know that he is in the deep conversation with our superintendent, and what our place to success and usfd program steps up to, and i
just wanted to publicly acknowledge the time that he spent with the community members, really talking intimately about his own history, from being raised in oakland, and having come back to the bay area, and from 20 years later to find san francisco and east oakland in a radically changed from when he grew up and how he can really have his feet on the ground, with community, serving students, and i just want to thank him so much and being montero to the college of studies there and i want to thank the kol listing on aid. sorry. >> that coalition on aid in providing the space for us. and definitely several of our staff were there in actually all over the city and in particularly in the bay view zone and i wanted to thank them for attending, thank you. >> thank you. >> and all right.
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i think it is fun for them, they see our work process, our discussions, the decisions we make. it is good for us. we kind of behavior little bit when we have people in the audience. msk (music) >> we are rehearsing for our most expensive tour; plus two concerts here. we are proud that the growth of the orchestra, and how it is expanded and it is being accepted. my ambition when i came on as music director here -- it was evident we needed absolutely excellent work. also evident to me that i thought everyone should know that. this was my purpose. and after we opened,
which was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music)
>> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements. if you look at the first of the
program you have very early, young vibrant mendelson; fabulous opener and then you have this fabulous concerto written for us in the orchestra. is our gift. msk(music) >> and then you have strauss, extraordinary piece. the most challenging of all. string orchestra work. 23 solo instrument, no violin section, now viola section; everybody is responsible for their part in this piece. the challenge is something that i felt not only that we could do , absolutely could do,
but i wanted to show off. i can't tell you how aware i am of the audience. not only what i hear but their vibes, so strong. i have been doing this for a long time. i kind of make them feel what i want them to feel. there is nobody in that audience or anywhere that is not going to know that particular song by the fourth note. and that is our encore on tour. by the way. i am proud to play it, we are from san francisco. we are going to play that piece